Friday, October 30, 2015

Malta Part 3...Comino and The Blue Lagoon

Probably our best day
during our vacation!

We rented a boat for the day
and drove all around the islands!

Hannah took time away
from her ACT studying
and came with us.

The water was beautiful!

We anchored the boat in 
the Blue Lagoon on 
Comino island.

We snorkled and swam
and jumped off the boat.

We miss Stephen so 
much while we travel.

Another beautiful
day ended with 
another gorgeous sunset!

Mdina..the Silent City!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Malta Part 2...

Steve and I woke early
We let the kids sleep and we 
drove about 20 minutes to the 
town of Marsaxlokk.
Every Sunday the popular
fish market is held here..
I am SO glad we went!

The colorful fishing boats..
called Luzzu's...

I took way too many pictures of 

The fishermen's wives
making mesh baskets..

Loved hearing the fishermen's wives
yelling the prices of the fish!

We went back to the hotel..
picked up the kids and headed
up to Golden Bay.

We had such a great day on this beach..
we stayed for the sunset.

we rent a boat for the day!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Malta Part 1...

How we just fell in love
with this country.

These pictures are taken from
our balcony.

We stayed at the 
Westin Dragonara Resort.

We arrived at the tail end of 
their busy season..
so we rolled the dice with the weather.

But..we lucked out with 
plenty of sunshine and 
really warm temperatures!

We arrived late Thursday night..
so Friday was a day spent by the pool.
Hannah spent this entire week 
(except for one day)..
studying for her ACT's 
that she just took this past Saturday.

I did walk around St. Julian's on Friday..
the little town we stayed in.
I am a sucker for shutters and 
colorful doors.
Malta is known for it's 
elaborate door knockers!
I could write an entire post
just with the door pictures!

We rented a car for the week..
which I recommend!
There are buses but we like
our autonomy when traveling
with kids.

First stop..
Mellieha bay..
There was a speed boat race 
going on.
Fun for the boys to watch but
no swimming allowed!

So we had lunch 
right on the waterfront at a 
great place called

From there we drove further north to
Armier Bay to swim.

Making our way back to our hotel..
we stopped at 
Popeye's Village.

The 1980's musical comedy
starring Robin Williams was
filmed here.
Now,this colorful village
is a theme park.

It was closing when we arrived

So instead..
we quickly drove to
the Dingli Cliffs to watch
the sunset.

the Sunday fish market
and Golden Bay!